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Affluenza : the all consuming epidemic (2001)

Author: De Graaf, John; Wann, David; Naylor, Thomas H., 1936-; Redefining Progress (Organization)
Subject: Quality of life; Wealth; Consumption (Economics); Qualité de la vie; Richesse; Société de consommation; Soziale Situation; Konsumgesellschaft
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: English
Digitizing sponsor: Internet Archive
Book contributor: Internet Archive
Collection: printdisabled; inlibrary; browserlending; internetarchivebooks; americana

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"Based in part on the PBS television programs "Affluenza" and "Escape from affluenza."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-259) and index

Symptoms. Shopping fever -- A rash of bankruptcies -- Swollen expectations -- Chronic congestion -- The stress of excess -- Family convulsions -- Dilated pupils -- Community chills -- An ache for meaning -- Social scars -- Resource exhaustion -- Industrial diarrhea -- The addictive virus -- Dissatisfaction guaranteed

Causes. Original sin -- An ounce of prevention -- The road not taken -- An emerging epidemic -- The age of affluenza -- Is there a (real) doctor in the house?

Treatment. The road to recovery -- Bed rest -- Aspirin and chicken soup -- Fresh air -- The right medicine -- Back to work -- Vaccinations and vitamins -- Political prescriptions -- Annual check-ups -- Healthy again

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